HBKU’s CIS hosts 7th CEOs, Islamic Finance Leaders roundtable



The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) hosted the seventh edition of its CEOs and Islamic Finance Leaders Roundtable recently at the Minaratein building.

Organized by the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance at CIS, this year’s roundtable brought together c-level executives from Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Financial Centre, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar International Islamic Bank, Qatar Islamic Bank, Dukhan Bank, Lesha Bank, Citi Islamic Investment bank, and other Qatar’s banking and Islamic finance institutions.

Held under the theme “Qatar’s Economic Growth Post-World Cup: Role of Banks & Financial Institutions,” the roundtable saw Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, CEO, Qatar Financial Centre, give the keynote address.

The participants’ discussions centered around three critical issues that demand attention and require insights for innovative solutions from Qatar’s banking and Islamic finance sectors: Qatar’s aim at becoming a hub of Islamic sukuk, the Qatar Fintech Strategy, and the Qatar National Climate Change Action Plan. Together, they highlighted the opportunities and challenges borne from these subjects and how they can collaborate with one another and the Qatari government to address them.

Furthermore, it allows CIS to share relevant insights into the topics discussed through the lens of our rooted Islamic traditions and scholarship,” said Dr. Recep Şentürk, Dean of CIS.—Zawya News